Abby, Paul and Lando

So happy to finally be able to share these. This was the first session of the holiday season and one of my absolute favorites. Not only are they some of the best people: they make my job so easy! Had an awesome time walking around Orange, and even though we got started late with the time change and early sunset: it was perfect!

At one point we were walking past a window with a neon sign and I had to make them stop for a photo. That’s when Abby said  “just edit all of these to make it look like I’m in Bladerunner.” Can do.

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2019 Round Up

Well it’s been a long time coming and wow am I bad at keeping up with this thing. My last post was almost a year ago! Things have been really busy in the photography world for me lately and I love it! Here’s just some random trips and photo sessions that I’ve had this year. Can’t wait to share more of the recent sessions after the holidays.

Guatemala!

Me and my wife did a whirlwind weekend trip to Guatemala for a friends wedding. No sleep, crazy driving in the city and wonderful friends. It was a great and exhausting trip. 

Yosemite!

Well we mostly stayed in Bishop and did a ton of driving to and from the foothills of Yosemite. But it was a great and busy trip and family reunion.

Random photo sessions!

Here are a few randoms from some family sessions. And also a couple maternity photos of Alex. Baby boy #3 on the way!

My number two turns two!

 

My youngest is two years old today! Took a quick ride down to Laguna Beach after work for some photos and, like his big brother, he’s getting really good at posing for dad. I guess that comes with having a camera pointed at you your whole life.
The past two years have been some of the most challenging and the most rewarding.  Josh is the complete opposite in every way to his big brother. Eats anything and everything. Can’t sit still for longer than ten seconds. I mean seriously, this kid NEVER stops moving. He wakes up and starts going and doesn’t stop till he can’t keep his eyes open any longer. Stubborn,ornery, loud, smasher of toys, thrower of food, and destroyer of sleep. I couldn’t love him more.  Happy birthday J bear!

Competitive baby tossing and cuteness overload.

A late post but one of my absolute favorites from the busy Christmas season. If you know me or have been following my photography, then you already know my connection with this wonderful family. And now they have a seriously adorable little Cameron May who is just as photogenic and smiley as mom and dad (even when she’s flying through the air) Which brings me to Competitive Baby Tossing. I have had multiple dads toss their little ones during photo shoots. Some just barely leave dads hands and some go soaring into the sky while mom looks on with terrified eyes. But none have done it with close to as much style as baby Cameron. I mean seriously, it looks like I photoshopped her into the photo. I love it. Looking forward to watching this family grow through the coming years and love that I’ve been a part of it for so long already!

Laguna Sunsets

 

The main reason I can no longer do mini shoots. How am I supposed to stop taking photos when I have such a great location and subjects!? It’s always a gamble with beach photos and sunsets. A lot of times it can be overcast and cold. Well Southern California cold. But there are times when the lighting and everything just seems to come together. I absolutely love those moments when I’m shooting and I am immediately excited to see the final product when I get home. Got to shoot a wonderful family with two little boys who were awesomely adventurous and smiley (thanks to ice cream bribes). It’s evenings like these that make me realize why it costs so damn much to live where we live.

 

LAST MINUTE LOCATION CHANGE AND IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN BETTER

With the sun setting fast and our initial location being too dark to shoot in, we all jumped in the car and took a quick ride down the road.  Thankfully our last minute change led to a great little path and hillside to snap a few shots.  I’m also thankful that it doesn’t take much to make this wonderful little family look good, especially when Megan is such a great stylist for her beautiful family!